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Governor makes appointment to Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council

Thursday, May 16, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Chad Tackett, of Otsego, to the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the seven-member board serves the training and certification needs of Michigan's 1,075 fire departments and more than 30,600 fire fighters and officers.


"Chad has shown outstanding commitment to ensuring public safety in his community and state," said Snyder. "I am confident he will do great work in this role."   


Tackett is fire chief for the city of Otsego Fire Department, a position he has held since 1996.  Tackett also serves as a program manager and instructor for the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. He previously worked as a program manager and chairperson of the Allegan County Firefighter Training Council. Tackett earned an emergency medical technician certificate from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and a bachelor's degree in public safety from Siena Heights University. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Deprez.  


Tackett will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2013, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.